Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Readers on Flickr

I've discovered another Flickr group that has eaten a chunk of my day: Vintage Readers, found here: I think most of the photographs included in the group are actually antique readers, but that's a tale for another time. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite book groups on Flickr?


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Anniversary of Webster's Dictionary

On this day in 1828, Noah Webster published his dictionary. This blurry, but amazing cover was spotted a while ago on eBay, but includes a cut of Webster's dictionary "The Standard and the Best" and also a wicked cool rotating bookshelf and reading stand.

I wonder where his personal library is today? There's a couple records online of auction results... but not much. Webster loved the written word, including the Written Word as well. Today, I salute you: Noah Webster, bibliophile.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fine Books & Collections returns to my mailbox

Banner day!!
Originally uploaded by Exile Bibliophile
This was last Thursday. I was on the way to the airport for a trip to Montana and it was the icing to a very good day! Heck, it may have even been the cake!

The loss of Fine Books & Collections from my mailbox was a severe blow last year. I hated losing the print edition, even though the e-mag was *Amazing*. And I had the printed annual to look forward to. Even still, I really missed the print edition. It is, by far, one of the finest magazines in production, to say nothing of the drool-worthy content.

If you don't subscribe to the revived quarterly magazine or the e-edition, right the wrong here: